We expect big things of Ninja Gaiden 3 here at Dealspwn; not least to wash away the still-bitter taste of its lackluster precursor. And without Itagaki at the helm - who, by the way, we love - perhaps the series now has license to roam and expand beyond its gory borders. Or maybe not, if these just released screenshots are anything to go by, featuring fan-favorite Ryu Hayabusa causing all manner of bloody mayhem whilst sporting a particularly demonic right arm.
You can check out the screenshots for yourselves here, which show Ryu trading katana blows with his usual assorted batch of ninja foe. Not much appears to have changed; Ryu is sporting the same leather-clad gear and fearsome sword, dueling with the same enemies he's faced for years now. In fact, these shots could have been ripped straight from Ninja Gaiden 2, and we'd be none the wiser.
However, Ryu's right arm is a little different. And by a 'little different', I mean demonically infected. Bulging and oozing blood, Ryu appears to be transforming into a Fiend, a fate we've long expected considering his dealings with such lowlife. Additionally, one shot shows Ryu scaling a wall by plunging daggers into the brick face.
We look forward to seeing more on Ninja Gaiden 3 hopefully at E3. [Eurogamer]